Paul Wetzig is a studying Ethnomusicologist at Kent State University, and his main research deals with the music of East Asia. To be more specific he studies Yogaku which is Japan’s adoption of western music, and is quickly establishing himself as an expert in this subject. Paul is more than an academic. He has also earned degrees in Vocal Performance(from Kent State University), and Music Technology(from Shawnee State University). Paul is also an avid performer. Having role in plays, musicals, and opera across Northeast and Southeast Ohio. Join him on youtube, and @PaulWetzig on twitter.
Areas of Interest/Study:
East Asian Art Song
Adoption/Adaptation of Western Notation in Japan
A Cappella Music
Song/opera of Benjamin Britten
Studying/Listening to Vocal Techniques of Prominent Singers, past and present (Currently listening to-Bruce Ford, Richard Croft, Mario Lanza, Bejun Mehta, and Bryn Terfel; But always willing to discuss others).
I am 3 Dan(3 Degree Black Belt) in Kendo(Japanese Fencing).
- Getting Started with Kendo UI: Using Services to put data in an AutoComplete Control (davidjmcclelland.com)
- Benjamin Britten biography reveals how censors cut composer’s ‘obscene’ opera (telegraph.co.uk)
- 2013 Grammy Nominations announced (full list) (brooklynvegan.com)
- 2013 Grammy Nominations Announced – Full List! (justjared.com)
- Kendo Reflections: A Rei to Our Little Senseis (igakendo.wordpress.com)